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World Book Club Episode guide

  1. Janice Galloway

    Award-winning writer Janice Galloway on her novel The Trick Is to Keep Breathing

    First broadcast: 02 Aug 2014

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  2. Jostein Gaarder

    Jostein Gaarder on his novel Sophie’s World, the story of a teenage girl and a philospher

    First broadcast: 05 Jul 2014

  3. Per Petterson

    Norwegian author of Out Stealing Horses takes questions from a rapt audience

    First broadcast: 07 Jun 2014

  4. Maya Angelou - I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

    Maya Angelou reflects on some of her earliest and most difficult memories

    First broadcast: 31 May 2014

  5. Harlan Coben

    Best-selling writer Harlan Coben on his thriller Six Years

    First broadcast: 03 May 2014

  6. Malorie Blackman

    Harriett Gilbert talks to Malorie Blackman in front of a live audience about her novel.

    First broadcast: 05 Apr 2014

  7. Elif Shafak - The Forty Rules of Love

    A novel about love, mysticism and the life of the Sufi poet Rumi

    First broadcast: 01 Mar 2014

  8. Christos Tsiolkas

    Author of award-winning novel The Slap on why his book has polarised opinions

    First broadcast: 01 Feb 2014

  9. Pat Barker

    Harriett Gilbert talks to Pat Barker about her classic novel Regeneration

    First broadcast: 04 Jan 2014

  10. Brian Aldiss

    Author Brian Aldiss talks about his classic sci-fi novel Greybeard

    First broadcast: 07 Dec 2013

  11. Doris Lessing

    A tribute to Dorris Lessing who was the oldest winner of the Nobel Prize for literature

    First broadcast: 23 Nov 2013

  12. Albert Camus - The Outsider

    Camus's classic is discussed by his biographer Oliver Todd and Professor David Walker

    First broadcast: 02 Nov 2013

  13. Jhumpa Lahiri

    The Indian-American author on her book of short stories Unaccustomed Earth

    First broadcast: 06 Oct 2013

  14. Neil Gaiman

    British writer Neil Gaiman talks about and reads extracts from his book American Gods

    First broadcast: 08 Sep 2013

  15. Ahdaf Soueif

    Egyptian author Ahdaf Soueif on her Booker-shortlisted novel The Map of Love

    First broadcast: 04 Aug 2013

  16. Amit Chaudhuri

    Harriett Gilbert talks to Amit Chaudhuri about his book The Immortals.

    First broadcast: 07 Jul 2013

  17. Mohsin Hamid

    Author Mohsin Hamid on his book The Reluctant Fundamentalist, now made into a film

    First broadcast: 02 Jun 2013

  18. World Book Club: The Great Gatsby

    American Classic: Jay McInerney talks to Harriett Gilbert about F Scott Fitzgerald's novel

    First broadcast: 05 May 2013

  19. John Grisham - A Time To Kill

    Harriett Gilbert talks to author John Grisham about his book A Time To Kill.

    First broadcast: 07 Apr 2013

  20. Romesh Gunesekera - Reef

    Harriett Gilbert talks to Romesh Gunesekera about his book Reef.

    First broadcast: 02 Mar 2013

  21. David Mitchell - Cloud Atlas

    David Mitchell talks to Harriett Gilbert about his book Cloud Atlas.

    First broadcast: 02 Feb 2013

  22. Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is 200 years old, but the story still resonates. Why?

    First broadcast: 05 Jan 2013

  23. CK Stead - My Name Was Judas

    CK Stead talks to Harriett Gilbert about his book My Name Was Judas.

    First broadcast: 01 Dec 2012

  24. Paul Auster - New York Trilogy

    Harriett Gilbert talks to author Paul Auster about his New York Trilogy.

    First broadcast: 03 Nov 2012

  25. Javier Marias - A Heart So White

    Javier Marias taks to Harriett Gilbert about his novel A Heart So White.

    First broadcast: 06 Oct 2012

  26. Jodi Picoult - My Sister's Keeper

    Jodi Picoult talks to Harriett Gilbert in front of an audience about My Sister's Keeper.

    First broadcast: 01 Sep 2012

  27. Jo Nesbo - The Redbreast

    Jo Nesbo talks to Harriett Gilbert about his haunting thriller The Redbreast.

    First broadcast: 05 Aug 2012

  28. Henning Mankell - Faceless Killers

    Henning Mankell talks to Harriett Gilbert about his first Wallander book, Faceless Killers

    First broadcast: 07 Jul 2012

  29. Jeanette Winterson - Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit

    Jeanette Winterson discusses her novel Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit with Harriet Gilbert

    First broadcast: 02 Jun 2012

  30. Amitav Ghosh - The Shadow Lines

    Amitav Ghosh talks about his novel The Shadow Lines with Harriet Gilbert.

    First broadcast: 26 May 2012

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